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jnfweber
09-21-2012, 01:49 AM
I am almost finished with the "restoration" of my '64 and '65 Cruisers. Freshly painted and with all the trim off, I was sort of sorry I did not have all the trim attachment holes filled because these sedans have such a nice design and clean appearance. Oh well, now I am thinking of replacing the '64's large aluminum "STUDEBAKER" rear deck panel with two simple strips (holes already present) from the '65 model. I think this mild "custom" would look better, and I don't plan on having this car judged, as the interior chrome plate has significant corrosion from spending most of its life in coastal southern California. What do you think? Let me know if you know where I could find these trim strips and attaching clips. Thanks.

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/th_DSC05238_zps1a8836a8.jpg (http://s1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/?action=view&current=DSC05238_zps1a8836a8.jpg) http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/th_DSC05237_zps6a381472.jpg (http://s1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/?action=view&current=DSC05237_zps6a381472.jpg) http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/th_DSC05236_zps9a7c2ffa.jpg (http://s1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/?action=view&current=DSC05236_zps9a7c2ffa.jpg)

You can check these cars out on my Photobucket album by clicking on these thumbnails

Jack in Montana

K-Hawk
09-21-2012, 04:39 AM
remember a while back an attractive lady was pulling parts off a cruiser or a commander in a junk yard and was saying how fine the stainless is. I was looking for her post but can not find it. If anyone remembers please help a brobaker (studebaker brother) out and pass along that information.

LarkTruck
09-21-2012, 06:02 AM
Try Matthew Burnette @ Starlight Stainless.
JS

crusinsusin
09-21-2012, 06:04 AM
That was me (you're very kind, K-Hawk). There's a 64 Commander nearby with good stainless side trim, though the right side rear quarter piece has gone to a new home. Is that what you're looking for, Jack? Or ar you looking for rear trim from a 65 to put on your 64?

JRoberts
09-21-2012, 06:15 AM
Being an owner of a '65, I really prefer the treatment on the '65 over that of a '64. To me it is a little cleaner looking. That said the '64 isn't bad it is just that I prefer the plainer '65.

mbstude
09-21-2012, 08:54 AM
I have the piece that goes in the "center" of the trunk lid (the one that always gets hit). And I have the two long pieces that join together just above the gas cap.

What pieces are you needing exactly?

BobPalma
09-21-2012, 09:05 AM
If you are looking for the large horizontal overlay used on Cruisers, the item in your far right photo, I believe Howard's Parts (vendors John Casky and Frank VanDoorn) have an NOS one, or they did a while back. BP

jnfweber
09-21-2012, 10:07 AM
If you are looking for the large horizontal overlay used on Cruisers, the item in your far right photo, I believe Howard's Parts (vendors John Casky and Frank VanDoorn) have an NOS one, or they did a while back. BP

Thanks, Bob. I have the large horizontal overlay, in "pretty good" condition, but not NOS. I have reached the point where "good enough" is satisfactory, as I am adverse in spending twice as much as the new car cost in 1964 to make it look "better than new". I have already done that with the blue '65. Yesterday I got the door panels back on (in "very good" condition), and will eventually post photos of the completed '65 Cruiser. I opted for vinyl "nauguahyde" to replace the raggy cloth interior. The 1964 horizontal overlay is pictured as it appears on my dining room floor.

http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/th_DSC05209_zpsa67ac282.jpg (http://s1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/?action=view&current=DSC05209_zpsa67ac282.jpg) http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/th_DSC05210_zpsc3fa6c05.jpg (http://s1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/?action=view&current=DSC05210_zpsc3fa6c05.jpg) http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/th_DSC05208_zps1aeb9c44.jpg (http://s1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/?action=view&current=DSC05208_zps1aeb9c44.jpg) http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/th_DSC05236_zps9a7c2ffa.jpg (http://s1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/1965%20Cruiser/?action=view&current=DSC05236_zps9a7c2ffa.jpg)

jnfweber
09-21-2012, 02:30 PM
That was me (you're very kind, K-Hawk). There's a 64 Commander nearby with good stainless side trim, though the right side rear quarter piece has gone to a new home. Is that what you're looking for, Jack? Or ar you looking for rear trim from a 65 to put on your 64?

Hi Sue, it's the rear trim from the 65, plus clips.

jnfweber
09-21-2012, 02:31 PM
What pieces are you needing exactly?

See PM. Thanks.

mbstude
09-21-2012, 03:14 PM
I dug through the stash...

I have one center trunk molding. I have two sets (one shown) of the 3 piece deal that goes below the deck lid, above the gas cap. That 3 piece setup is what you need, right?

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/2012-09-21_16-07-36_670_zps65823a09.jpg

jnfweber
09-23-2012, 03:32 PM
I dug through the stash...

I have one center trunk molding. I have two sets (one shown) of the 3 piece deal that goes below the deck lid, above the gas cap. That 3 piece setup is what you need, right?

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk179/1959S2D/2012-09-21_16-07-36_670_zps65823a09.jpgNice photo. I made a mistake in the PM I sent you (which you have not read). I need 2 of the shorter one-piece center trim from the '65, plus clips. Let me know by PM what you want for the single one-piece center trim. I wanted one for the top rows of holes on the '64 and one for the bottom row of holes on the trunk. Thanks. I also have a bunch of side trim for a '56 or '57 sedan (I think) in California, plus clips. Would you be interested? Jack in Montana

jnfweber
09-23-2012, 03:58 PM
That was me (you're very kind, K-Hawk). There's a 64 Commander nearby with good stainless side trim, though the right side rear quarter piece has gone to a new home. Is that what you're looking for, Jack? Or ar you looking for rear trim from a 65 to put on your 64? Hi Sue, I am looking for two of the short (one piece) center trim from a '65 Cruiser. It would look "cleaner the large aluminum STUDEBAKER pane.

mbstude
09-23-2012, 04:14 PM
Now I understand what you mean. Before I tell you what I want for it, take the center strip off of your other car and make sure it will even fit where you want it to. Given the different angles I'm not sure that a center strip would fit on the top and bottom of the deck lid. The center trim was also used on '64 Daytonas, and is a rare piece in nice condition. Also, not exactly cheap.

I'm not in the market for any stainless. I have around 2000 pieces of trim that I want to get rid of as it is.

jnfweber
09-23-2012, 07:31 PM
Now I understand what you mean. Before I tell you what I want for it, take the center strip off of your other car and make sure it will even fit where you want it to. Given the different angles I'm not sure that a center strip would fit on the top and bottom of the deck lid. The center trim was also used on '64 Daytonas, and is a rare piece in nice condition. Also, not exactly cheap. Before I buy anything "not exactly cheap", I will have to find a "mate" for it in comparable condition, as I need a pair. I did measure both trunk lids and angles in center and top/bottom. Close enough for a nice fit, in fact, exactly the same except for the slight ridge in the center. Not going to remove the center strip from my freshly-painted Malibu Blue '65 Cruiser.

jnfweber
09-23-2012, 07:55 PM
I just noticed a nice black '64 Daytona convertible with only the single chrome strip in the center. This would be ok on my '65 Cruiser, but would need to fill about 12 mounting holes and drill 6 more in the center. http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/jnfweber/Cruisers/6067640359_5c04d508a8_b_zps03aa776e.jpg